close

Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)

Categories

Select One (optional)


Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)

Materials

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)

Holiday

Select One (optional)

Season

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens
FaveCrafts.com

Menu

Free Offer
24 Polymer Clay Tutorials: Polymer Clay Jewelry, Home Decor, and More

Decorate your home, liven up your accessory collection, and transform every day materials from drab to fab with tutorials from this FREE eBook!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Latest Comments

Sew Girl
"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Embellished Thread Bowl

By: Lynn Koolish for C&T Publishing

Using water-soluble stabilizer as in the project for fiber scarves, you can create beautiful, translucent thread bowls and vases. This bowl from C&T Publishing, embellished with Perle cotton thread, is inspired by Wendy Hill's Fast, Fun & Easy (R) Incredible Thread-a-Bowls
 

Thread Embellished Fiber Bowl


Materials:

  • Water-soluble stabilizer
  • Perle cotton thread from Valdani thread- size 12
  • Large glass bowl
  • UV resistant clear acrylic coating

Instructions:

  1. I found the largest glass bowl I had and measured across the outside of the bowl.
     
  2. I used that measurement to draw a circle on heavyweight water-soluble stabilizer.

    Thread Bowl Step 2
     
  3. Using regular weight thread, I first free-motioned stitched a grid, then I went back and free-motioned fairly densely all over.
     
  4. I drew the design that I wanted to use on another piece of water-soluble stabilizer and pinned it to the stitched stabilizer.

    Thread Bowl Step 4
     
  5. I stitched out my design in size 12 Perle cotton, washed out most of the stabilizer, and draped it over my glass bowl to dry.
     
  6. After the bowl was dry, I took it off the glass bowl and sprayed the thread bowl with a few coats of UV resistant clear Acrylic coating.

    Thread Bowl Embellishment Detail
     
Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

I love this idea! There are so many different versions that come to mind. coin bowl, button bowl, coffee table bowl that I put pine cones in. Paper mache and threads ,,, soooooo pretty!

This bowl is BEAUTIFUL. I was wondering, is it capable of holding liquids, being washed etc? or is it purely decorative? Judy

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.


Project of the Day

Crochet Country Dish Towel

"Add some modern farmhouse style to your kitchen or bathroom with these easy crochet country towels. You only need to know how to… Continue reading: "Crochet Country Dish Towel"

 

 

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts

 

Sponsored Content

Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----

close

Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It